Lowell Lecture

Great Decisions | Nuclear North: The Future of the Korean Peninsula

Date & Time

Nov. 14, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Suffolk University Law School
Room 365
120 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108
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Professor Sung-Yoon Lee, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

Presenting Organization



Current Affairs Politics


Michael Pizziferri (mpizziferri@worldboston.org, 6175428995)

At the end of World War II, Korea was divided. The northern half of the Korean peninsula was occupied by the Soviet Union, the southern by the United States. Today, North and South Korea couldn’t be further apart. The North is underdeveloped, impoverished and ruled by a corrupt, authoritarian regime, while the South advanced rapidly to become one of the most developed countries in the world. With such a wide gap, some are asking if unification is possible, even desirable, anymore? And as North Korea continues to steadily build its nuclear armament, what effect will its rising ambitions have on its relationship with its neighbor to the south?

Join Professor Sung-Yoon Lee of the Fletcher School at Tufts University for a discussion on the future of the Koreas. Professor Lee brings his experience as an expert witness to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs to examine how the tension between North and South will unfold on the global stage.